Employment Equity in the Public Service of Canada

The Employment Equity Act requires the Public Service to monitor and, where necessary, enhance the representativeness of its workforce. Workforce availability estimates assist in this process by allowing a comparison between representation in the Public Service workforce of the designated employment equity groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities) and workforce availability of these groups in the labour pool from which the Public Service can recruit.

Employment equity contributes to a strong and sustainable Public Service of Canada by ensuring that the workforce reflects the rich diversity of Canada’s population. The achievement of employment equity continues to be an objective of the Public Service and is closely aligned with the Government’s objective of Public Service renewal.

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